(Sports Network) - The Giants were crushed 12-3 at the hands of the Atlanta Braves last night in the middle contest of a three-game set from SBC Park.
Neifi Perez led the way for the Giants with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate with a run scored. The Giants are losers in 10 of their last 13 games, but can still get a series win with a victory this evening.
Brett Tomko gets the start tonight for the Giants, still trying for his first win in a San Francisco uniform. The 31-year-old righthander, who was signed as a free agent in the offseason, has three no-decisions and a loss in his first four starts this year. He didn't factor in the decision in his most recent outing, Friday at Los Angeles. In that game, Tomko allowed seven hits and four runs in 6 2/3 innings.
Tomko is 1-2 with a 5.71 ERA in seven career outings (4 starts) against the Braves. This will be his first start versus Atlanta since August 20, 2002 when he went the distance in a 6-2 victory for San Diego at Qualcomm Stadium.
Barry Bonds went hitless in two at-bats, walked twice and scored a run last night. His average stands at .478 (22-for-46) this season, but the San Francisco slugger hasn't homered in his last six games. In an interesting note, Bonds' next homer also will be the 1,000th between him and his father, as Bobby Bonds hit 332 home runs.
The Giants have won five of the last eight meetings with Atlanta.